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Rayleigh scattering in elastic composite materials


This paper is devoted to long wave propagation in heterogeneous media. More specifically, we deal with Rayleigh diffraction in elastic materials with a periodic microstructure whose heterogeneities are in finite concentration or show great contrasts in properties. This study is based on the homogenization method but contrary to the usual procedure in which only the first significant terms are used, the developments are established up to the third order. We demonstrate that the terms of a superior order successively introduce effects of polarization, of celerity dispersion and of attenuation and we thus bring to the fore a characteristic distance of mode conversion. Finally we demonstrate that the effect of dispersion alone appears in macroscopically isotropic materials.
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hal-00940461 , version 1 (01-02-2014)


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C. Boutin, J.L. Auriault. Rayleigh scattering in elastic composite materials. International Journal of Engineering Science, 1993, 31 (12), pp.1669-1689. ⟨hal-00940461⟩


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